by Adam Preiser updated May 16, 2017

How To Make Your WordPress Website Run Faster By Changing 1 Setting


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

For any WordPress website owner, the most important thing that you need to pay attention to is to make sure that your website loads fast for your website visitors.

In this video I'm going to show you one setting change that you can do right now to drastically make your website load faster on the front and for your website visitors and the back end admin area for you.

In fact this is so simple for you to do, it will only take you a few minutes to get done.

Now the best thing you can do to make sure your website loads quick is to have a great Webhost.

The Webhost that I'm using in this video is InMotion Hosting, in fact they are offering a special 56% discount on new hosting plans for all my viewers. To see this offer visit

Video Transcript

How To Make Your WordPress Website Run Faster By Changing 1 Setting

Welcome back to another video my name is Adam
from where I make videos for

non-techies like me and I’m initially something
in this video on how you can speed up your

WordPress website now it’s going to be a little
technical like the concept but implementing

it is going to be so easy just a few mouse
clicks to know the technical side of his is

what powers your WordPress-based website is
it on a web hosting account in their certain

services on that web hosting account to make
it work you have something called MySQL for

the databases where your data is stored and
you have Apache or something like that that’s

being acting as your Web server there’s couple
other options there Apaches very common and

there’s also something called PHP and in this
video to show you how to change in the PHP

version to a current version and when you
do this your websites going to be faster it’s

good to be a lot snappier when you’re in the
backing of the website or the front-end of

the website now this is actually a big deal
in there is that one of the goals of WordPress

the that the body that is controlling
WordPress is they want everyone using PHP

seven they want every theme on PHP seven every
plug-in on PHP seven and I’m in a show you

how to upgrade now if you go and get a new
web hosting account chances are they’re not

gonna put PHP seven on your web hosting account
but most are going to give you the option

to choose which PHP version that your Ron
she might be on version 5.5 or 5.6 I don’t

know what happened to PHP six but anyways
Ron PHP seven and were deep into it now the

reason why these Webhost aren’t putting you
on PHP seven is because not everything is

compatible with it and that is where can get
a little dicey so for them to put you on the

lower version makes sense because it’s going
to reduce support requests and things like

that now any modern developed plug-in or theme
it’s going or to be compatible most likely

with PHP version 7 now if you’re using some
offshoot old plug-in from some scamming Internet

marketer and it was coded in 2014 there’s
a good chance that PHP seven is not gonna

work for you because you’re not using plug-ins
and themes developed by reliable developers

that are actually still in business so I’m
in a show you how to first test your WordPress-based

website to see if the code on it will work
with PHP seven there’s a tool and then I’m

in a show you how to go into your web hosting
account and change the PHP version so there’s

this plug-in were going to use and is actually
made by WP engine there one of the more premium

web hosts cohosting the cheapest hosting plan
with them is $30 per month and I think that’s

when you pay annually so they’re not that
the cheapest Webhost but they came out this

plug-in called PHP compatibility Checker now
here’s the thing I will when I look at this

I first looked at the reviews here and there’s
a couple one star reviews and when I read

them some developers of plug-ins and themes
were saying it wasn’t detecting that their

software was compatible when it is so that
is one of the caveats but let’s just go through

it together so I am in the back end of a WordPress
site hear someone go to plug-ins at new have

never used this I recently updated to PHP
seven my site not just on the run and gun

type of guy I’m just going to do it and deal
with the consequences later that’s not necessarily

a good practice but that’s what I do more
times than not so about what’s nice is when

we change it to seven we can easily change
it back to a lower version of something doesn’t

work right so I would go ahead and click on
install now and let’s run it for the first

time and see hopefully it’s instantaneous
and it works pretty quick so let’s see I’m

assuming it’s going to be under tools there
it is tools PHP compatibility and it work

and attested for version 7 and Dell it’s only
scan for what’s active I’m pretty sure I don’t

really have anything active so it’s just scanned
the 2016 theme of course it is let me scan

all plug-ins and themes because I have some
other stuff in there and let’s see what it

says now some people were complaining that
there was false positives but then there was

a newer version of this plug-in that came
out maybe two months ago and it was supposed

to deal with a lot of those problems okay
now while it’s running not sure lungs it takes

I never use this before I’m in a show you
how to change your PHP version in your web

hosting account actually looks like it’s almost
done so I’m using InMotion hosting and when

you but this’ll work with any Webhost now
every Webhost is a little different this could

be some Webhost that don’t want to give you
the ability to change this I don’t know why

but there are hosts like that in that case
you’re going to have to submit a support ticket

saying hey I want to go on PHP version 7 but
in motion a hosting does give you the ability

and have a promotion with emotion they give
all my viewers a 56% discount also throw Lincoln

down below to that but anyways going to click
on cPanel LC panels that standard control

panel that most Webhost are using an enema
to scroll down to where it says PHP configuration

it’s right here in a minute click on that
and it showing the all the versions that are

available to me and the version that I’m using
right now so I can put version 7 and this

is RC right here that just means it’s a release
candidate I would not recommend that so I

would use this seven right here are some to
go to version 7.0 and set of 7.1 go back and

take a look at that plug and see if it’s done
it still scanning but it’s okay I’m going

implemented anyway soon as you do that and
then you just click on updates and literally

now you are on the higher version of PHP and
what’s going to happen is your WordPress-based

websites can be a lot snappier I’ve noticed
my site is a lot snappier in fact WordPress

is going to require Webhost to give you PHP
seven by default if they want to be listed

on so many ways I don’t know
of this is going to finish by the end of this

video but I do know that sprite taken so long
as have a bunch of themes on their I should’ve

maybe cleared out those themes but you get
the point you can run your test now here’s

the best part about it is because you’re using
cPanel and it’s on some server of your own

you can easily come back here some didn’t
work right and you can just gulp down a version

now some of the caveats are if you’re running
non-WordPress non-WordPress apps on your hosting

account this upgrades the entire hosting accounts
you just need to make sure that everything

you have is going to be okay on PHP version
7 maybe you can do this late on a Friday night

when you’re going to have your least amount
of traffic perhaps and then test everything

make sure works and then you’re good to go
but most of the reliable plug-ins and themes

they’re all going to be compatible with version
7 of PHP chisels real random offshoot plug-ins

or themes that are really being supported
or actively developed any more so anyways

this is one simple trick that you can do right
now to make your WordPress website run faster

because you made it to the end of the video
I have a free gift for you but before I talk

about that I want to ask you to do something
for me if you can give this video a thumbs

up down below that would really help me out
if you’re not subscribed to the channel go

ahead and click on the unsubscribe button
and become a subscriber and support this channel

and if you’d like you to notify you when I
upload new videos there’s little bell next

to that subscribe button you can click on
that and set that up as well if you have any

questions or a comment about this video I’d
love to answer it there’s a comments section

down below all you have to do is put in your
question or comment I respond to every single

one I made a course just for you and it’s
called the three steps to WordPress success

and I want to give this to you if you’d like
to enroll in this course there’s a button

right here off to the right you go ahead and
click on that role as a student and that’s

just my way of saying thank you for supporting
me and making it to the end of this video

I make them just for you.

My passion is making the best quality video tutorial online, for non-techies. When I am not behind the camera, I am usually helping out one of my YouTube subscribers.

Join The Conversation

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Stay Up To Date

Enter your name and email for the lates news, updates, and tutorials.